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Evelyn Shirley Kincade Sargent1927 ~ 2013Shirley was born in Rockport, Utah on November 13, 1927, the only daughter of Lyla Cossey Kincade and Raymond Charles Kincade. She was raised in Bingham and Rockport, Utah. She graduated from North Summit High School where she was involved in school activities and was head cheerleader. She lived with her grandmother Precinda Cossey in Rockport where she enjoyed roaming the hills and following the water to see where it was going. She loved her life in Rockport where she attended a one room schoolhouse and played the organ at church. She was proud of her pioneer heritage. She had a deep love for family history work and spent countless hours involved in genealogy. She published a book for her children and grandchildren about her history.She attended high school with her sweetheart and eternal companion, William Copley Sargent. They were married in the Logan LDS Temple on August 5, 1946. They resided in Coalville, Utah and later moved to Salt Lake City. In 1962, they moved to Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii. She was a hard worker and always put her family first. She loved her husband and their four children. While in Hawaii, they served with joy and enjoyed the members. She was constantly giving of herself as the wife of a branch president. The Lihue chapel was being renovated and she could often be found preparing meals for the work missionaries. She was an early morning seminary teacher while they lived in Hawaii and loved her students. She also started substitute teaching in Hawaii and continued to substitute teach in Jordan School District when the family returned to Salt Lake City. She was always supportive of her husband and willing to put her desires aside to see that he was able to achieve what he wanted to do in the business world. But they were always a team and worked together. When the grandchildren started coming, she continued to put her needs aside and would spend time with them. It wasn't uncommon for her to have all of them piled into her car, taking them to Coalville. Shirley and Bill sacrificed many of their own desires for creating special memories. A favorite tradition was festive Christmas Eve dinners at her home. The family enjoyed memorable family reunions at Coalville, Park City, Jackson Hole, Lake Tahoe, and Mexico. Shirley bought a boat and often it wouldn't work properly. You could hear the family laughing on the boat and saying the boat should be named "Are we having fun yet?" Shirley's great love for music and the arts led to her involvement in the Utah Symphony Guild in 1973. As a young mother she encouraged her children to listen to classical music and was very much aware of the powerful influence that music and the arts have on young children. In 1976 she worked tirelessly to raise money for Abravanel Hall. She worked on almost every aspect of the Symphony Guild's projects. She served on the executive board of the guild and was President of the Guild during the 1994-1995 season. She also served on the Board of the Utah Symphony 1994-1995. She also was on the Salt Lake Council of Women.Shirley has faithfully endured her physical limitations and medical problems the past several years. She has continually provided support and love to her family members and dear friends. The last few years she loved to travel to Cozumel, Mexico during the winter literally wearing the wheels of her walker.Shirley passed peacefully and quietly surrounded by her daughters. The family wishes to express sincere gratitude for the compassionate and exceptional care extended to Shirley by Dr. Ina Amber, Dr. Chris Hays and the staff at Park City Clinic, Audrey Stembridge and IHC Hospice, the pharmacy staff at the Park City Smith's, her drive-through friends at the Park City McDonald's, Staples staff for their help with her various projects, loyal friends in the Snyderville Ward and her neighbors. Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Morris Kincade, her husband William Copley Sargent, her son William Leroy Sargent, her son-in-law David A. Torres, and a great-granddaughter, Eliana Maile. She is survived by her daughters Kathy Sargent, Melonia Sargent Torres, Loke Sargent Allen and her daughter-in-law Margaret Patterson Sargent. She received great joy from her ten grandchildren Amy, Nicole, Katy, Will, Elizabeth, Jon, David, Sara Jane, Sarah Marie, Mary and 22 great-grandchildren. A viewing will be held Friday, June 28th, from 6 to 8 p.m., Holladay-Cottonwood Memorial Mortuary, 4670 South Highland Drive, Holladay, Utah. The funeral services will be held in Park City at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Trailside Building, 510 East Silver Summit Parkway, Saturday, June 29th, with a viewing prior to the services from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Services to start at 11 a.m. Interment will be at the Holladay Memorial Park, 4900 South Memory Lane, Holladay.